Comic Book Review: The Epics of Enkidu #1

By Rebecca Benson Working in the Special Education sector, I was captivated by the storyline of “The Epics of Enkidu,” which centers around an autistic individual. The project is available now on IndieGoGo at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-epics-of-enkidu#/.  The “Epics of Enkidu” is a modern-day story stemming from the legendary mythology of Enkidu. Beginning in Baghdad, Iraq, readers are…Read moreRead more

Stairway: Anthology Review

By Rebecca Benson Stairway is a collection of ten comic issues produced by a different creative team for each, respectively, from Image Comics. It is pitched as a window to humanity and its unique tendencies. I was eager to read this anthology as it boasted Michael Crichton (“Jurassic Park,” “Timeline,” “Sphere”) type of science fiction. …Read moreRead more

Graphic Novel Review: No Going Back

By Rebecca Benson Before we start, this book is currently on Kickstarter and is ending soon! Check it out at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/arledgecomics/no-going-back?ref=project_link.  “No Going Back” is a graphic novel that stars teenaged Rebecca, whose life originated from within walls. These walls were built to protect its community. No one was allowed to exit; no one was allowed…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: The Autumnal #1

By Rebecca Benson Fall is my favorite season! And with its rapid approach, I have been–impatiently–waiting for Autumnal’s release! Autumnal centers around a mother and daughter duo. Life has not been kind to either, and yet they strive to make it better. Together. Kat has taught her daughter, Sybil, how to survive and fend for herself. Then,…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: Pantomime #1- Includes Sign Language Review!

Pantomime

By Rebecca Benson I have been eagerly awaiting this special issue when Mad Cave Studios first announced it on social media. I’m glad you asked why! As an educator with the Deaf/Hard of Hearing–and having graduated from an interpreting program–I am thrilled to see that Pantomime is a story about a group of deaf kids….Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: Villainous #1

By Rebecca Benson Villainous by Mad Cave Studios quickly caught my attention with its vivid cover. You won’t want to glance over this one!  Crime has ramped up in New York City. Foul play by the Shadow Order is suspected. That’s where the Coalition of Heroes comes in. Matilda ‘Rep-Tilly’ Anderson is the Coalition’s newest…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: My Little Pony/Transformers: Friendship in Disguise #1

By Rebecca Benson Curiosity and nostalgia compelled me to pick up IDW’s crossover comic of Transformers and My Little Pony: Friendship in Disguise. So, hold on as we are transported into a unique realm… To start with, Writer James Asmus and Artist & Colorer Tony Fleecs give a “Roll Call” of all Ponies and Transformers…Read moreRead more

Graphic Novel Review: Mooncakes

By Rebecca Benson Ever since I first heard about Mooncakes from ROAR/Lion Forge, it piqued my interest. So let’s dive into Mooncakes! The story, written by Suzanne Walker, begins with Tam’s return to their childhood town. Important to the story is that Tam identifies as nonbinary and prefers the plural pronoun of ‘them’; oh, and…Read moreRead more

Comic Book Review: Hollywood Trash #1

By Rebecca Benson For my first ever comic book review, I look at an upcoming comic coming from Mad Cave Studios in the fall: Hollywood Trash. It starts with the villainous Grapevine inducting a henchman, Leonard Wiley, aka Boom-Boom, into his cult ‘family’. His ‘children’ refer to Grapevine as “Pa-Pa.” Each family member has a…Read moreRead more